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THE COASTLAND TIMES Published Continuously at Manteo, N. C M Since July 4, 1935 THE WEEKLY JOURNAL OF THE WALTER RALEIGH COASTLAND OF NORTH CAROLINA. FOREMOST REGION OF RECREATION AND SPORT. HEALTH- ■ FUL LIVING AND HISTORICAL INTEREST ON THB ATLANTIC SEaBOARD Entered as Second Class Matter at the Pustoffice in Manteo, N. C. Subscription Rates: Yearly $3.00; Six Months, $1.75; 3 Months, SI.OO PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY BY TIMES PRINTING CO.. INC. AT “My role, Jn which I. have. always found satisfaction, is never to turn aside in public affairs through views of private interest; but to go straight forward in doing what appears to me right at the time, leaving the consequences with Providence.'*—Benj. Franklin. VICTOR MEEKINS , EDITOR CATHERINE D. MEEKINS SECRETARY-TREASURIR FRANCIS W. MEEKINS . .. Advertising Manager It May Result in Needless Delay if Communications To This Newspaper Addressed to Individuals. Please Avoid Addressing to Any Person. VOL. XXIV ,M. A . NTEO ; N - c -> WNt 1’59 NO. 52 THE ECONOMIC WORTH OF EASTERN BRIDGES When one wishes to make eye-catching comparisons of important events, he often casts about for something that happened a hundred years, or two hundred years before. We know nothing to compare in importance to us, with the announcement of the State’s awareness of the worth to this commonwealth of the bridges which the Highway Commis sion have anounced they will build. NapaleOri Bonaparte was born ISO years ago. We never have been a worshipper of the great warrior; concurring in that superb oration which said: “when I thought of the wi dows and Orphans he had made, of the tears that had been shed for his glory ... I would rather have been ... a poor peasant and have gone down in the tongueless slience of the dreamless dust.. . ” We prefer to illustrate this week’s news with the re collection of that event in distant Utah 90 years ago, when a golden spike was driven to mark the junction of the Cen tral Pacific and the Union Pacific railroads, wherby the first transcontinental railway spanned this nation from ocean to ocean. The announcement this week, to our mind, suggests possibilities opened up to our region, above and beyond the magnitude and consequence of any event in our local his tory. In our belief it can open the door to our greatest prosperity and enjoyment of life; opportunity at every hand for our children of today, and of tomorrow. Our enjoyment of these riches, will depend in future entirely on ourselves, our unselfishness, our willingness to follow good leaders, to the extent of our dedication to a spirit of unity, fellowship and appreciation. For our part, we feel overwhelmed by a sense of humili ty, appreciation and pride. We are humbled because through many years, we have received so much more of the blessings of life than we were warranted in relation to what went to some other areas. We are humble because we realize that too few of our people have united devotedly for the common good. We are appreciative in the fullest sense, because most of what has been vouchsafed us has come through the ef forts of great and able men who do not live in our immediate midst. We are thankful for a kind providence that has given us, in some inscrutable manner, so many friends of con squence and character with influence in the affairs of our state and nation. We are proud, because somewhere along the line we have been considered worthy to be entrusted with a great treas ure. God gave it to us first, and the beauties and inspiration of his handiwork along this coast have become now the source of our sustenance. In recent years, these beauties, and the goodness of some of our people have won the af fection and friendship of people in high places. Their esteem, their wisdom and counsel have combined in our behalf to bring about so many, many things we could never have achieved if continuing to stand merely on our own re sources, our sometimes divided leadership, and numerous other handicaps including selfishness, which block the ways too often in undertakings inspired in behalf of the public interest. We are given in trust a great treasure, amply sufficient for all our needs. We can be rich materially, in happiness, in the opportunity to provide amply for those who follow after us. How can we in any conscience be remiss, or un faithful to the trust? STORY OF THE CALENDAR Calendars are based on the movements of sun and moon and have been used since ancient times, but none has been perfect. The Julian calendar, under which Western nations measured time until 1582 A.D., was authorized by Julius Caesar in 46 8.C., the year 709 of Rome. His expert was a Greek, Sosigenes. The Julian year averaged 365 days and gave every fourth year 366 days. The Venerable Bede, an Anglo-Saxon monk, announced in 730 A.D., that every year was 11 minutes, 14 seconds, too long, making a day every 128 years, but nothing was done about it for 800 years. In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII decreed that the day fol lowing Oct. 4, 1582 should be called Oct. 15, thus dropping 10 days. The Gregorian calendar now in use in the United States was imposed by the government of Great Britain on all its possessions, including the American colonies, in 1752 The British decreed that the day following Sept. 2, 1752, should be called Sept. 14, a loss of 11 days. All dates preceding were marked 0.5., for Old Style. George Washington was born Feb. 11, 1732, 0.5., and after 1752 his birthday anniversary fell on Feb. 22. While the Catholic parts of Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands adopted the calendar at once, the Protest ant regions waited until 1700-1701. France accepted it at once; Poland in 1586; Hungary in 1587; the Chinese Repub lic in 1912; the Turkish Parliament in 1917; the Soviet Government of Russia in 1918; Rumania in 1919. Finally, in May, 1923, prelate of the Greek Orthodox Church meet ing in Constantinople, decided to accept the Gregorian cal endar, and it was adopted by Greece and Greek Orthodox communities.—Humboldt Trestle Board JAMES BLAINE SMITH James Blaine Smith, 64, died at the home of h* s daughter, Mrs. Levenia Willis in Wanchese Satur day. He was a retired fisherman, a native and lifelong resident of Hatteras. He was the son of the late Willie C. and Levenia Kinsey Smith, and a member of the Metho dist Church. Three daughter sur vive him: Mrs. Levenia Willis of ; Wanchese; Mrs. Matilda Ann Gibbs, Great Bridge, Va., and Mrs. Ella Mae MacPherson of South Mills, and by 14 grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Smith, were conducted Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock in the Wanchese As sembly of God Church by the Rev. Carroll Daniels, pastor. “Last Mile Os The Way” and “When They Ring Those Golden Bells” were sung by the church choir. Mrs. Roscoe Gallop accom panied at the piano. The casket was covered with a pall made of white glads, varie gated carnations and fern. Active pall bearers were Bart Garrison, Willie Daniels, Carl Daniels, Corbett Payne, Larris Peele and Reggie Tillett, Burial followed in the Cudworth Ceme tery. LEGISLATORS’ TRAVEL COST EXTRA $46,000 Wide Differences in Amounts Charged By Assembly Members For Week Ends It is of interest that the mem bers of the legislature this year voted a travel allowance so they might come home on week .ends, which wound up costing $46, 338 more than was paid out for the 1957 session. This new bill allowed 7 cents a mile for travel home each week. There is wide differences in the bills charged by the several as semblymen for their trips home as reported this week. Four Sene* tors, including Robert 1.. Uumber of Greenville accepted nothing for travel. Hon. Lindsay C. Warren charged only $15.12. His colleague, Senator Peel of Williamston, a like distance from Raleigh got $219,52. Represenative Sermons of Beaufort got $308; Rep. O’Neal of Hyde $448.80; Rep. W, C. Cahoon of Tyrrell $448; D. J. M. J“helps of Creswell $425; Rep. Bruce Etheridge of Dare $296; Rep, Nor wood Ansell of Knotts Island, $210; Killian Barwick of Elizabeth City $322.40; S. E. Burgess of Camden, $476; Albert Byrum of F.denton $392; and C. R. Holmes of Hertford, $105; Senator Emmett Winslow of Hertford $378. Wide differences are indicated, in amounts charged, some of which may be explained by failure of some representatives to go home each week; others by having caught rides with neighbors did render a' full bill for travel. But once in a while it is noted that effort was made to wring every cent possible out of the situation. Rep. Phil Whitley who lives in Wake County some 20 miles from the capital, collected $50.33. Travel expenses shot from $3,- 288 in 1957 to $49,626 this year, and it is a new cost on the people that will most likely remain, and continue to increase from session to session. Going to the legislature is a cost ly diversion. For many years it was more than now, but despite a considerable pay increase, most of the legislators found them, selves financial losers this year. Besides loss time from jobs or business back home, the average legislator who works and keeps up i the necessary contacts, although living moderately in Raleigh, finds himself out of pocket about SI,OOO more than his pay for the session. Prior to this year they were paid milage for only one trip to and from Raleigh per session. A group of Westerneds in the House who live a long way from Raleigh sponsored the pay raise bill early in the session. The $49,626 breaks down to $12,- 378 for 46 senators, sou rof them not having filed for travel pay, asd $37,248 for the representa tives with three of that 120-mem ber body not having filed. The biggest single payment, $831.60 went to Rep. C. R. Crow ford of faraway Swain County. The House range was from this figure down to $5.32 for Rep. C. Blake Thomas of Johnston. The austere senators apparent ly didn’t travel as much or as far. The biggest travel check for them, $568.26 went to Sen. Albert Canipe of Spruce Pine. The smallest amount on the listing, $8.75, was for Lt. Gov. Luther Barnhardt of Concord. COURT (Continued from Page One) port News was fined $25 for public runkenness, Ashley D. Wynne of Robersonville, $5 for failing to dim lights. J. H. Deaton was dis missel from a charge of entering the bedroom of Ramona Hicks with intent to commit rape: insuffici ent evidence found. James R. Car roll of Wendell, improper ex haust; David R. Baker, Nags Head, improper muffler, $5 each, and court costs. Convicted or submitting to charges of speeding above the legal limt of 35 mph on the beach high way, $lO fines were imposed on Ruth G. Walker of Spot, Edward C. White of Elizabeth City; Horace M. Turner, Franklin, Va; Robert A. Knighht, Norfolk; James H. Neal, Hampton, Va. Eleven dollar fines against C. Elbert Jones, Pantego; Santo P. Anello, Springfield, Ohio and Wal ker Pettyjohn 11, Lynchburg, Va. Twelve dollar fines agaist Rose T. Hewlett, Nags Head; Fred W. Logue, Jr. Erie, Pa.; Theo. E. Saunders, Point Harbor; Larry E. Whittington, So. Norfolk; Vernon E. Jernigam Coleraine; and B. F. Keaton Jr., Hampton, Va. ,aHei pton Ham os. IT; ed suou Twenty dollar fines against Ash ley Hopkins of South Norfolk; Gwen M. Futch of Norfolk; James F. Caulk, Jr. Suffolk; Thos. D. Futch, So. Norfolk. Dan H. Cox, Jr. Warwick, Va. $27; Charles W. Ballance, Curri tuck sls; Harry Lee Riddle 111, Morganton, SB. All the foregoing speeders were taxed with costs too. Several other shoplifting cases have been reported but offenders not apprehended. Ernie Beale re ported the loss of SIOO worth of mechandise from his sportswear store last week. THE COASTLAND TIMES, MANTEO, N. C. WANCHESE PERSONALS Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Bryan have returned to New York, after visit ing Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Hayes. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Daniels and children spent Sunday in Columbia with Mr. and Mrs. J, H. Daniels. Mr. Joe Voshelle and son Reese of Norfolk and Mr. and Mrs. Mel vin Daniels Jr. and children of Elizabeth City visited Mr. and Mrs. M, R. Daniels. • Mr. and Mrs. Elton White, Mrs. i John Gaskill and daughter Jean of Norfolk visited Mr. and Mrs. Ver hon Gaskill. Mrs. Eda Mann and son Michael of Norfolk visited Mrs. Nannie Simpson. Letter Lee Crees of Norfolk is visitHsg his grandmother Mrs. Lucy Midgett. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Payne and son Michael of Columbia, S. C. are Mis. Paynes parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. I'heoff Wescott. Mrs. Willie Etheridge Jr. and children are visiting her mother Mrs. Ada McDonald. Mr. and Mrs. Reggie Tillett and Mrs. Lillian Daniels attended the funeral of John Speight in Nor folk. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Roger and children of Norfolk visited Mrs. Dewey Mann this week. Mr. and Mrs Willett Tillett are at Carolina Beach for the week. Rev. C. L. Warren, Mrs. A. B. Warren and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Davis attended the Methodist Con ference in Wilmington. Edward Davis of Baltimore visited his family recently. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Howard and son Thomas have returned to Norfolk after visiting Mrs. Dona Dane. BUXTON PERSONALS Mrs. Elizabeth Burrus Bailey and son Bill, are home for the sum mer, they expect to return to Amarillo, Texas in September. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Williams and children were home for the week end from Portsmouth, Va. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Jennette were home for the week end, from Vir ginia Beach. Guest’s of Mrs. Eileen B. Jones over the last two weeks were Mrs. Mildred Mcdonald, of Norfolk, Va., and her two sons, John of Stetson University, DeLand, Florida and Larry of the University of Vir ginia. Also visiting Mrs. Jones was Gilbert McLeod and family, Alice, Scott, Nina, Joe and Lynn of Nor folk. and Miss Nancy Davis and Barbara Hall of Chester, S. C. Miss Davis and Miss Hall won Scholarships to Winthrop College, S. C. and a weeks vacation for which they choose Cape Hatteras, and plan to write their college entrance theme, on The Hatteras man. Mr. and Mrs Elwood Perry of Hertford and family, Verna, Pam and Woody were home for the week end. Mrs. Libby Coal and daughter Bell Parker of Raleigh, visited Mrs. George Fuller Sr. a week. Mrs. Ormond White Fuller is home from DePaul Hospital, Nor folk where she had major surgery. CANCER SOCIETY MEETS IN MANTEO WEDNESDAY The Executive Committee of the Dare County Unit of the American Cancer Society met Wednesday evening, June 24 at the home of Mrs. Nevin Wescott in Manteo. Present in addition to the Com mittee members was Mrs. Bert Tyson, Greenville, Field Consult ant. Plans were made to set up an in tensive program of education on facts about cancer through the County Parent Teacher Associ ations during 1959-60, and an ef fort will be made to encourage more people to make use of the services available through the cancer clinic in Elizabeth City. An evaluation of the Spring Crusade was made, artd the Unit voted to publicly thank each wolk er who participated in the Crus ade and each one who contributed to it. The County Unit has now set up a Memorial Service through which persons who wish to make a gift to the Society as a gesture of sympathy in lieu of flowers may about this service, Mrs. Garrison of Manteo will furnish informa tion. • - - - FRISCO PERSONALS Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Burrus, Mr. Zack Whedbee and daughter were in Norfolk recently. Mr. and Mrs. Julian Austin Jr. and children from Elizabeth City are visiting his parents. Miss Dianne Williams has re turned after visiting in Alexan dra, Va. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fulcher and children, of Norfolk, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Peligrini of Greenville, Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Palmer and daughter from Alexandria, Va. are visiting Mrs. Deora Fulcher. Mr. and Mrs. John Rollinson were in Norfolk this week. George Austin visited Preston Basnett at the Marine Hospital Sunday, and reported his condi tion unproved. MANTEO PERSONALS Mrs. W. E. Cholerton left Mon day for a visit of several weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Sidenius, and her brother-in law and sister, Rev. and Mrs. Ellis D. Snelgrove, in Erin, On tario, Canada. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Adams of Norfolk, Va., spent last week end with Mrs. Adams’ mother. Mrs. R. E. White. The Adams’ Grace and Lilliian, are spending i the summer with their grand- i | mother, Dr. Robert C. Olson of Portales, N, Mex., is visting his father, Charles R. Olson, and Mrs. OLs''; n _ Dr. Olson, who has just Completed a six-months fellowship at Yale Universitrf is professor of Eng lish and Literature at Eastern Col lege in Portales. He was accom panied by his son, David. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Curtis and children, Nancy and Billy, are visiting Mrs. Curtis’ mother, Mrs. Juanita Parker. Mr. Curtis, who is with the U. S. Coast Guard, has been transferred from Traverse City, Mich., to Washington, D. C., where he and his family will make their home. They have been living in Traverse City for about two years. Marine Pfc Wiliam D. Ballance, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Ballance of Manteo, N. C., is solv ing at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. BIRTHS Korn to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wayne Walker, of Manteo, a son, Lloyd Wayne, Jr., on June 13 in De Paul Hospital, Norfolk, Va.; weight 10 pounds, two ounces. Born to Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Curies of Wanchese a son, Doug las Garfield, on June 19 in the Albemarble Hospital, Elizabeth City; weight six pounds. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Stanley Ward of Manteo announce the birth of twins on June 21 in the Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City. They x are a son, Norman Stanley, Jr., weight six pounds 8 1/2 ounces; and a daughter, Norma Jean, weight five pounds, 13 1/2 ounces. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Smith of Port Lyautey, Morroco, a son, Bryan Andrews, on May 21; weight eight pounds six ounces. Mrs. Smith is the former Lois Pearce of Manteo. Her mother, Mrs. W. R. Pearce, is in Port Ly autey with her. KITTY HAWK PERSONALS Mr. and Mrs. Purnell Perry and daughter, Sharon, of Greensboro are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Perry and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Haywood. Miss Mickey Kermon and Miss Lois Carol Tucker of Rocky Mount are spending a week with Mr. and Mrs. Lee Perry. Mrs. Cynthia Aquire, and her sister, Mrs. Carrie Penn of Clay ton, N. C. are here now. Mr. and Mrs. Theron Corbell and daughters, Lois, Joan and Jane have moved to their home in the village while renting their beach cottages. Mrs. Eula Mae Perry and Mrs. Jennie Beasley, Mrs. Hildegarde Perry and others visited Columbia Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pruitt, U. S. Air Force and children of College Park, Md. spent a week’s vacation with Mr. and Mrs. Leon Perry. Wesley Perry is ill at his home. Mrs. Marie Perry is attending him. Mrs. Richard Pierce is home af ter examination at Albemarle hos pital, but will return for surgery soon. ANOTHER BROADBILL TAKEN OFF OREGON INLET WEDNES Second and largest broadbill swordfish landed off North Caro lina was boated 25 miles off Ore gon Inlet Wednesday by E. A. Haley, South Boston, Va., tobac conist. Skipping bait from Fred Basnight’s “Slow and Easy” the big fish measuring 11 foot seven inches and weighing 271 pounds was landed after an hour and half fight. The first broadbill taken with rod and reel along the mid-At lantic was early in June by Dan Hickey of Philadelphia. His fish caught about 30 miles east of Nags Head weighed only 89 pounds. A blue marlin weighing 200 pounds was also landed off Ore gon Inlet Wednesday by Aaron Newport News from aboard the Chee Chee skipped by Willie Etheridge Jr., and a white marlin was reported caught by an un identified angler fishing with Capt. Elmer Ballance, skipper of die Twins, off Hatteras. The current Dare Coast billfish score is now 75 blue marlin, 12 white, two sailfish and two broad bills. GULROCK PERSONALS A family dinner was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Cuthrell Sunday. Present • were. Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Mason, Mrs. Mildred Gibbs and children, Kathy, Buddy, and Carol. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mason of Norfolk were there also. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Frances were in Belhaven Sunday. » KILL DEVIIJ | EXTEND A CORDI HOLLYWOOD I BEACH COTTAGES I Beach Homes in A Pleasant Setting FURTHER INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS I MAY BE HAD FROM a WARD DANIELS I ‘F DANIELS BUILDING SUPPLY I 13 Phone 2566 NAGS HEAD, N. 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